Paddling the Wilton Manors loop in Ft Lauderdale – kayak for Thanksgiving !

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Aerial birds-eye view of paddlers on the Wilton Manors loop at Island City Park Preserve in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
CLICK for fun interactive panoramic – try it on your iPhone!

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Fun trip organized by Kayak Erica of the All American Kayak meetup group for that “after Thanksgiving Day” recovery paddle on the Wilton Manors Island City loop. We launched at Colohatchee Park, but another good launch spot is at Island City Park Preserve. The whole loop is about 7 miles long and very relaxing paddling!

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Wilton Manors Island City Loop is about 7 miles to kayak around.

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Paddling this loop was a nice way to take in some of Wilton Manors’ sub-urban sights along stretches of both the South and North forks of the Middle River in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Like much of South Florida, this area was pure wilderness a hundred years ago.

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On this trip we had a special guest : Kayak Jeff !

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Kayakers on the Wilton Manors loop.

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Aerial view paddling under old FEC rail tracks on the South Fork of the Middle River in Ft Lauderdale.

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Kayaking on the South fork of the Middle River in Wilton Manors.

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Frank paddles his cool Folbot folding kayak on the Wilton Manors loop.

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Kayak Jeff paddled into town .. drone-eye view! 😉

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Aerial view of kayakers  on the Wilton Manors loop at Island City Park Preserve in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
CLICK for fun interactive zoomable panoramic!

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It’s good to see quality wetlands inside creeks of urban South Florida here along the shore of the North fork of the Middle River.

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Fun waterfront sights along the Wilton Manors Island City loop!

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Kayak Jeff and Whitney of the South Florida Kayaking Meetup chat with a kayaker on shore. She had to abort the trip due to a serious leak in her boat – thank you Erica for taking good care of her !

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Launch/pull-out at the boat ramp at Colohatchee Park in Wilton Manors.

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More photos and information here:

http://www.meetup.com/All-American-Kayak/events/147989242/

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Enjoy!

Flex Maslan

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DISCLAIMER:: The maps and images on this site are not intended for navigation, I am not a guide; use any and all information at your own risk! Your mileage may vary .. so use good judgement before venturing out!

With that said.. Blessings friends!

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One comment on “Paddling the Wilton Manors loop in Ft Lauderdale – kayak for Thanksgiving !

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